Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremony in the capitol, the president and vice president paid tribute to dr. king a second time, pausing at a bust of the slain civil rights leader in the rotunda. during the procession down pennsylvania avenue, the president and fi
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
foreign relations committee is expected to confirm john kerry's nomination to be the next secretary of state. kerry, the current chairman of the committee, sailed through his confirmation hearing last week. the full senate could vote by the end of the day. >>> a $50.5 billion relief bill for the vict uperstorm sandy is on its way to president obama's desk. the senate approved the aid bill yesterday, two weeks after the house. we have this report. >>> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the senate approved the superstorm sandy aid bill by a vote of 62-36. three months after the storm devastated the northeast coast, congress passed the $50.5 billion emergency relief package. >> the bill we passed today is almost everything we wanted in the senate bill. >> reporter: all 36 votes against the measure were from republicans, many of whom opposed adding billions more to the national debt. >> if we don't apply at least some discipline to how we evaluate and how we examine how we're going to go forward without continuing to plunge into debt and to borrow money, then i think we're shirking our duty
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place. yesterday clinton spent more than 5 1/2 hours testifying before congress about the siege of the u.s. consulate in libya. she faced tough aggressive questions about the attacks which left four americans dead. margaret brennan reports. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: in her opening statement, the usually reserved hillary clinton said that for her the benghazi tragedy is personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughter, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: secretary clinton said while she had a close relationship with ambassador stevens his request for additional security never made it to her desk. >> the specific security requests pertaining to benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals in the department. i didn't see those requests. they didn't come to me. i didn't approve them. i didn't deny them.
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
super bowl is going to be a family affair. the first super bowl coached by brothers. it matches john harbaugh and his baltimore ravens against his younger brother jim who coaches the san francisco 49ers. baltimore beat new england to capture the afc championship and the 49ers came back to beat atlanta for the nfc crown. we'll have the highlights coming up in sports. and the ravens and 49ers will meet in new orleans on sunday, february 3rd. and, of course, you can watch the super bowl xlvii right here on cbs. >>> and coming up this morning, securing the swearing-in. a look at the massive effort to counter any threats to today's inauguration ceremony. this is the "cbs morning news." today's inauguration ceremony. this is the "cbs morning news." whatever it takes, get to sears big weekend event mattress spectacular. get 24 month special financing. and save up to 60%, plus get an extra 10% off. and free delivery. this is eye opening. this is sears [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful disco
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
committee where republicans rand paul and john mccain are among the new members. both are vocal critics of how the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he's b
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
constitution drawn by egypt's dominated legislature. >>> and it looks like smooth sailing for john kerry. the senate is set to easily approve his nomination to be the next secretary of state on tuesday. kerry testified at his confirmation hearing yesterday appearing before the senate foreign relations committee that he chairs. kerry answered questions about iran's nuclear program, energy security, and humanitarian assistance, but said in order for the u.s. to be a world leader, it must get its fiscal house in order. >> it's difficult enough to solve some of the problems that we face, but i will tell you, it becomes impossible or near impossible if we ourselves replace our credibility and leverage with gridlock and dysfunction. >> kerry is a five-term senator and vietnam war veteran. >>> well coming up on the "morning news," risky rescue crews fight raging floodwaters to save a stranded boy clinging to a tree. >>> and later in sports, a snowmobiler flips out on a bad landing and later his brother wipes out. this is the "cbs morning news." wipes out. this is the "cbs morning news." e